31 March 2022 – As part of the collaborative efforts to exhibit national unity and support to the Ministry of Health during this endemic, Progresif partnered with Takaful Brunei Sdn Bhd and GHK Motors Sdn Bhd to support Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent. During the height of cases in Brunei, there was a great need for transporting patients, volunteers and other logistics. Hence Progresif felt the Bus would be a great contribution to the cause. Takaful Brunei Sdn Bhd provided insurance coverage, and GHK Motors Sdn Bhd covered all maintenance and service for the unutilised bus.
The bus will serve as non-medical emergency transportation services provided for senior citizens, underprivileged families, different-able people, migrant workers and members of the public affected by Covid-19.
The handover ceremony was held at Progresif Headquarters on Friday, April 1, 2022.
Present to receive the bus was Haji Mohd Suhaimi bin Haji Ibrahim – President of Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society, Pg Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yussof bin Pg Hj Bahar – Deputy President Policy and Finance of Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society and Sheikh Kadir Abdullah Secretary-General of Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society.
In attendance to witness the ceremony were Mohd Denny Azriman bin Hj Madni, Corporate Marketing Professional Executive from Takaful Brunei Sdn Bhd and Mr Au Thien Kiong, General Manager from GHK Motors Sdn Bhd.
According to Hajah Nurul Haniah, Chief Executive Officer of Progresif, the company has aided the nation by donating a bus to the Brunei Red Crescent Society as part of its CSR program. The collaboration is making a concerted effort to support frontline workers and the Ministry of Health who have played a crucial role during this time.
“The BRC would like to thank Progresif for their contribution and support to the BRC in assisting the Ministry of Health in curbing the spread of covid-19 in the country. With this contribution, it will be able to further facilitate the operation of BRC, especially in providing services to the general public.” Said Haji Mohd Suhaimi bin Haji Ibrahim – President of Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society. During the event, Haji Mohd Suhaimi presented Hjh Nurul Haniah with the BRC Award – Friends of BDRC in recognition of Progresif’s contributions.
The Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society honour the Friend of BRC Award to selected Donors and Contributors to their National Society’s Humanitarian Effort in Brunei Darussalam. The award was also recognised by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.
BDRC and the Ministry of Health have been working closely together to assist Covid-19 cases in Brunei. Among their efforts include the transfer of Covid-19 positive patients to isolation centres, the provision of Bruhealth and Health Advice Line 148 support via the BRC helpline, four of which are supported by Progresif, and the swabbing of positive Covid-19 patients and close contacts.